In our times, it is hard to still believe in something like "harmony of the spheres". Instead, people like Cody Ban (a duo featuring Lorsen (aka Slo-Blo) and Iban) try to extract some kind of "beauty" from the depths of some subdued rumbling chaos. Using only guitars (with a bunch of stompboxes effects) they produce some of the most adventurous and cosmic drone guitar music I've heard since a long time. Piece after piece, their nicely titled-album Sustained Neighbor-tones... favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews ) Topics: ambient, drone, experimental, guitar, shoegaze, Cody Ban, eg0cide
Ujjaya is a french ethno-ambient musician with malagasy roots. His music is mainly a reflection of his yoga practice and of his travel through Asia for spiritual purposes . Before becoming public as Ujjaya in 2011 , Hery Randraimbololona stayed in seclusion for 15 years coming out for pilgrimage and once in a year for a live radio show. The Landing Zone is a testimony of this era. Click on the picture to visit the download page on archive.org Topics: ambient, ethno-ambient, Ujjaya, eg0cide
2Kutup (aka Pinar Akbay) and Delikbeyin (aka Ibrahim Bayram) are 2 experimental musicians from Turkey. In their split EP Susurrous they focus on electronic deep and dark atmospheres. Ghostly drones, trembling winds, melancolic piano echoes and muffled slow beats - all these elements blend smoothly and form a perfect soundtrack for winter. Topics: ambient, dark ambient, drone, 2Kutup, Delikbeyin, Pinar Akbay, Ibrahim Bayram, eg0cide
Geosmin is an ambient/drone duo composed of Jules/Valentin (guitar etc) and Manuel Devier aka 3EHNT (bass), who are also members of the french XtetX Collective. Their half improvised music is mostly harmonious and dreamy. On Adrift in the Backland they are joined by two other members of the XtetX Collective : Doedelzak (synth) and Kecap Tuyul (prepared guitar etc), who regularily play in duo as Onde Poussière. The 3 tracks of the album were recorded on a rainy afternoon of july 2015 in Kecap... Topics: ambient, drone, experimental, improvisation, Geosmin, Jules/Valentin, Manuel Devier, 3EHNT,...
(Re)(WC)erbourddhoneXL is the fourth volume of the perfect failure (?) / l'échec parfait (?) featuring l'anorkhestra, Ayato, Charles premier, Doc Demagol, Doedelzak, Extrasystole, Ghosts Don't Exist, melophobia, Princesse Pute, Kecap Tuyul - and some anonymous contributions With special thanks to Siu. We fear this stuff is not bad enough. We have to make something worse, so your contributions are still welcome for next volumes. Don't be shy and send us your most disastrous sounds. Topics: lo-fi, cut and paste, experimental, l'échec parfait (?), the perfect failure (?)
psph.S is the duo of Missing O and Kecap Tuyul , 2 founding members of the XtetX Collective. They regularily play together since the end of 2014, mostly in the trio psoph.OS and the XtetX Ensemble. In december 2015 they decided to create a new project in which they wont use their usual tools (computer for Missing O, prepared guitar for Kecap Tuyul). Instead, they both have chosen to play with some junk material : everyday objects, cheap microphones, effects, and usually unwanted sounds : buzz,... Topics: psph.S, Missing O, Kecap Tuyul, eg0cide, experimental, improvisation, noise
Julien A. Lacroix (born 1984) is a recording artist who focuses on acoustic experimentations and processing. Cephalophoria is a mix between recorded materials and improvisation with virtual instruments. Like Julien's previous works, this album shows a great attention in details of production and composition. The result is smooth experimental in the same time. It can be enjoyed as background music but deserves a close listening to discover its subtle and strange beauty. Miles Vaughn aka Strange... Topics: experimental, noise, improvisation, acoustic, processing, drone, ambient, soundscape
Some seeds need a lot of time to germinate. Half Evidence (Charles premier and Kecap Tuyul) new album Graines de silence is composed of 2 tracks selected from a batch of improvisation sessions recorded in january and april 2013. Topics: experimental, improvisation, noise, Half Evidence, Charles premier, Kecap Tuyul
Anonymous polish droners Digital Mass are back on eg0cide with a new mysterious offering. They told us that "vacant vision" was inspired by antic shamanic rituals that used to take place in the core of the Bialowieza forest. They might be mystical freaks, they might be ironic impostors - nevermind. Just close your eyes and let the glowing sound grow and erase you from the inside. Topics: anonymous, ambient, drone, mystical, Digital Mass, eg0cide
With Tunnel Songs, Kecap Tuyul delivers his possibly darkest batch of half improvised ritual tunes to date. Prepared guitar is still at the core of his music, but voice and melodies are getting more in the foreground than before. The tracks of the album were loosely recorded between 2009 & 2014, and patiently mixed between 2012 & 2015 in various places. favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews ) Topics: ritual, shamanic, subterranean, prepared guitar, voice, Kecap Tuyul, eg0cide
Note from the label : From darkness to renaissance is an epic soundtrack that needs to be listened as a whole to be fully appreciated. Tracks are quite contrasted (including synthetic melodic ambient, drone, percussive ethno-ambient) but the whole is very cohesive and thoughtfully assembled Introduction by the artists : The first collaboration album of dark ambient project No-xygen and multi-instrumentalist Mike Radice. This album was conceived and created between 2010 and 2011 consisted by... Topics: ambient, No-xygen, Mike Radice
Waiting for the shaman is the latest collaborative album of Ayato & Kecap Tuyul, once more based on guitars sounds, but featurng also bass, flute, synth, tr606, voice, vinyl, and also some strings sounds provided by Kecap Tilil (Kecap Tuyul's partner in band Pura Sombar) on 2 tracks. This new work is as hard to describe as their previous album when we talk about love and happiness . Waiting for the Shaman one has longer tracks, is more droney - but also rough & gritty sometimes, between... favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews ) Topics: Ayato, Kecap Tuyul, experimental, free rock, ritual
Half Evidence ( Kecap Tuyul and Charles premier) and Now Cut (Stéphanie Briand and Philippe Desclais) are two french bands with many common points : all their members are self-taught (and not really interested in learning how to play music "normally"), they like unexpected sounds and strange soundscapes, they use modified and/or home made instruments, they love to play with other improvisers / experimental bands. So it's no surprise that they decided to try to play together shortly... Topics: improvisation, home made instruments, prepared guitar, Half Evidence, Now Cut, Stéphanie Briand,...
Meho is back on eg0cide with a space-themed album : Dwarf Galaxies. But as usual with him, the atmosphere is rather cold and bleak - and totally hypnotic. So don't expect flashy, new-agey "space music" - and be prepared for a slow drift into the void. Topics: dark ambient, drone, Meho, eg0cide
4 years after the EP Box of Matches (in collaboration with Meklabor), Ars Sonor comes back on eg0cide with a full length album based on field recordings made near the Baltic Sea (Himmerfjärden and Baggensfjärden) in May 2012 and May 2013 respectively, lake Mälaren in June 2013, and lake Trekanten in September 2014. Here we have 4 spacious soundscapes that grow slowly layer after layer and offer not only deep drones but also a hint of atmospheric post-rock. The flawless sound production and... Topics: ambient, drone, field recordings, post-rock, Ars Sonor, eg0cide
While Kecap Tuyul's previous album Tunnel Songs was the result of years of slow work, Trois Clous documents it's rawer improvisations with voice and prepared, guitar. Each track was recorded in one day, 2 of them contain no overdubs at all. Three outlines of an obscure world, where echoes of ritual industrial, subdued bits of minimalist repetitive noisy rock, feedbacky drone (or is it drony feedback ?) get mashed in in a halo of lo-fi murkiness... Topics: experimental, improvisation, industrial, ritual, noise, drone, prepared guitar, voice, Kecap Tuyul,...
Crepusclo's third release on eg0cide shows a significant evolution in the artist's works. On this new EP I'm a comet - You are the world, he added some flesh and feelings to his usual cold and abstract style to create two catchy ambient dub tracks with more marked beats and upfront melody. But as usual with Crepusculo, this EP is completely hypnotic, carefully composed and mixed. Topics: ambient, dub, Crepusculo, eg0cide
You find that we publish too many releases of Eurovision Über Alles ? Here comes a new one. You will thank us later. Topics: experimental, industrial, noise, dark ambient, Eurovision Über Alles, eg0cide
Back from a short tour in USA, the anonymous canadian drone collective Digital Mass has recently created a sequel to a previous long-from drone The Murk, (already released by Eg0cide last year). Bleaker, colder than the 1st issue, this new track is like a slow descent into some unknown caverns. Minimalist dark ambient at its best Topics: Anonymous, Digital Mass, Dark ambient, Drone, Minimal
With Maracoon, Russian multimedia artist EugenKha delivers us colourful and rich soundscapes that mixes synthetic sounds and field recording, a very interesting crossing between ambient and electroacoustic music. We have been impressed by this album, and we are even more when we consider that it was recorded live. Topics: ambient, drone, electroacoustic, experimental, field recordings, live, EugeneKha
Between abandoned strings warped tapes and esoteric radio broadcasts, Ayato and Natalia Kamia have found / created a new territory to explore. They are not afraid of silence, they've patiently listened to the resonating spaces (inside / outside) and built 8 surprising pieces that will spin around your ears like sparkles from some unknow satellites. Despite of its short lenghth, Cluster is a very rich album, containing enough ideas to fill the full discography of less inspired... Topics: experimental, Ayato, Natalia Kamia, eg0cide
Limbo's Luna Park play nothing original but a very classic mixture of autistic pink metal, surrealist post electro folk and fake reverb-generated drone, with a hint of soft romantic free noise. favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 2 reviews ) Topics: experimental, lo-fi, prepared guitar, post-electro-folk, pink metal, soft noise, weird crap
Kecap Tuyul was invited to play live with the Crash Duo (Anton Mobin (prepared chamber, tapes) and Ayato (prepared guitar, tapes)) on september 30, for the Aperaudio show curated by Radio Campus Orléans. This totally improvised session was recorded and the 3 performers found it interesting enough to get a release (no edits have been made), available in wav, flac, ogg and mp3, with artwork by Anton Mobin Topics: Anton Mobin, Ayato, Crash Duo, Kecap Tuyul, experimental, improvisation, prepared guitar, tapes
We are glad to publish the fst EP of Rama Yakub, an Indonesian noise and ambient music project of Dani Satria, from Jakarta. Time, the deer, is in the Wood of Hallaig consists of 4 ghostly folk songs that seem to be broadcasted by a parasited radio station from an imaginary but strangely familiar world. A raw, lo-fi, addictive and intriguing debut that makes us curious to hear more... Topics: experimental, lo-fi, ghost folk, ambient, noise, Rama Yakub, Dani Satria, eg0cide
Unlike previous TGBTS' albums that were rather various, this one contains only dark ambient / ambient noise, in a deliberately monotonous and minimalist vein - but still made with only guitar (and bass on last track) sounds. Warning : These are lo-fi recordings, they weren't designed at all for headphones listening. favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews ) Topics: dark ambient, guitar-based ambient, experimental, lo-fi
Eg0cide welcomes well known sound activist C. Reider (founder of Vuzh Music netlabel and experimental band Drone Forest), who sent us a very interesting "process-music" album based on the use of 4 sounds he found irritating. The result of these sound studies will make you discover the hidden musical potential of what most of us usually hate to hear. Topics: experimental, process-music, noise, ambient noise, C. Reider, eg0cide, drone
The Raven is a multimedia collaboration of Ed End (video, featuring Damaris Baker as Lenore) and Thanato Twist With Oleg's Sound System (music) using Edgar Allan Poe's famous poem read by Basil Rathbone. This amazing work is as weird as catchy, as hypnotic as unpredictable. Topics: Ed End, Thanato Twist With Oleg's Sound System, Edgar Allan Poe, Basil Rathbone, experimental...
As the (sub)title of his new EP suggests, Massimo Brazzini continues to explore the subconscious of sound (and the sound of subconscious?). Fantasmatica offers a deep inner trip into a world full of strange and familiar shadows. Topics: ambient, ambient noise, dark ambient, drone, experimental, Massimo Brazzini, eg0cide
The only sound source used by TGBTS is guitar (often prepared and processed by some software treatments) to create dissonant experimental tunes and foggy dark soundscapes. Tracks available here were selected and compiled in end of april 2007, from various lo-fi recordings made between december2006 and april 2007 after a 9 years break in musical activities. TGBTS' 2nd album, Forgetting The Shore is more achieved and more ambient oriented. Topics: ambient, dark ambient, experimental, guitar-based ambient, industrial, lo-fi, prepared guitar,...
We discovered Nowa Ziemia with these 2 tracks that he firstly self-released separately . "Bez światła" (without light) is rather abstract and noisy, "Wzorcec" (patterns) is quieter and more melodic. Both show a great sense of atmosphere building, somewhere between minimalist post-rock and raw guitar drone. They now form Trajektorie, the first web album of this very promising artist Topics: atmospheric, drone, guitar, noise, Nowa Ziemia, Artur Krychowiak, eg0cide
Pura Sombar is a duo of Kecap Tilil and kecap Tuyul, they have released 2 albums on the french cdr label CommA Their music is quite hard to describe (ranging from melancholic psych folk, droney free rock, esoteric improvisations) so if you're curious about it just check samples on their myspace page and visit their official page "Tongues falling from an opened sky" is their most spacey and droney recording to date. It was made with only stringed instruments (and effects). Its... favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 2 reviews ) Topics: drone, Pura Sombar, Kecap Tilil, Kecap Tuyul, eg0cide
One year after his debut album Terrorism , one-man band N. Fushigi is back on eg0cide with a second opus called Invisible. Once again an effective mixture of catchy industrial rock and dark ambiences served with an excellent sense of timing and arrangements. This could be the soundtrack of an experimental cyberpunk thriller, but doesn't need any narrative plot to keep the listener's attention. Topics: dark ambient, darkwave, industrial, N. Fushigi, eg0cide
After the minimal and droney Energy of the Multiverse, Jeff Sampson offers us a quite different album containing pieces recorded between 2003 and 2015, Mining Obscurity. This album lets us discover a wider part of his rich sound palette, while the whole remains very cohesive, demonstrating that the author has a clear and mature vision about his own work.The foreground vocal melodies in Unaware & Kage are very touching and catchy despite (thanks to?) their sober atmosphere - far away from... Topics: ambient, Jeff Sampson, Jeph Jerman, eg0cide, experimental, vocalist
CDRX'new release is a double album of nocturnal soundscapes full of intringuing, whispering shadows. The first track is quite densely layered, while the 2nd one is a bit more minimalist - both are mixed in a very subtle way, with a great sense of detail. This is CDRX at his very best, if you don't know his previous works this one could be a good introduction. Topics: ambient, drone, experimental, soundscapes
After a first net release on Silent Season, Crepuscolo (a one-person project based in Mongolia) offered his second opus to Eg0cide productions. There is no disappointment with this new album of deep organic ambient blended with cold, surgical, electronics. "Man dies, only genetics never die" consists of 3 tracks based on enigmatic shifting drones, whose hypnotic qualities are sometimes enhanced by a discreet, muffled - almost subliminal- beat. The overall sound is highly abstract and... favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews ) Topics: dark ambient, drone, minimal
Schizo raid onction is the 2nd volume (and hopefully worse than the 1st) of the perfect failure / l'échec parfait collaborative project - which is still open : you are invited to send your worst creations to eg0cide who will mix them. Many thanks to all contributors : CDRX, Charles Pennequin, Charles premier, DJP, DMC, Doc Demagol, Ghosts don't exist, Id Vicious / J.G. Power-Ballard / Porno Adorno, Kecap Tuyul, Mescalibur, Trap&zoid, Vide flotté raide favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 2 reviews ) Topics: eg0cide, the perfect failure (?), collage, experimental, lo-fi
Ghostly broadcasts - invisible life-forms floating around - soft flashing lights - forgotten rituals - your mind is constantly drifting...CDRX has just invited you for a new nocturnal trip with his latest album Terra Incognita Topics: ambient, experimental, soundscapes, CDRX, eg0cide
Janne Nummela (b. 1973) is a Finnish experimental artist working in the intersection of the technology and creativity with process art attitude. He has released four albums of experimental multigenre music, five volumes of poetry and installed a number of visual art exhibitions. Level Crossing is part of a larger composition process started early 2015. It uses multiple ingredients and is polymetric in rhytmical nature. It combines sounds from field recordings, speech, virtual analog... favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews ) Topics: Janne Nummela, experimental, process music, contemporary, synthesizers, field recordings, eg0cide
Let's starts the new year with one of our fidel contributors: CDRX. His new album The purgatory's public swimming pool is a captivating subterranean soundscape. This time some noisy / industrial-flavoured touches have been included, and the final result is rather dark and gritty, but with a very cohesive atmosphere despite of its heterogenous components. Topics: ambient noise, dark ambient, drone, industrial, soundscapes, CDRX, eg0cide
Here it is : "bras de fer avec le tænia", 3rd volume, of the perfect failure (?) / l'échec parfait (?) - even worse than the first ones : more lo-fi, more incoherent, more irritating - and longer...Many thanks to all the contributors : Anton Mobin, Ayato, C.P. McDill, Charles Pennequin, Charles premier, DJP, DMC, Doc Demagol, Dreamcell, Kecap Tuyul, Massimo Brazzini, MatGabo, Mat U Stone, Mescalibur, Princesse Pute, Vide flotté raide About "the perfect failure... favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews ) Topics: l'échec parfait, the perfect failure, lo-fi, cut and paste, experimental, noise, eg0cide
EÜA is back with a new sonic riddle on eg0cide. Üphemism is more droney and minimalist than its monstrous predecessor the soundtrack, but this doesn't mean that its listening will be comfortable for anyone... Topics: Eurovision Über Alles, minimal, drone, dark ambient, experimental, eg0cide
We at Eg0cide Productions have no idea where Digital Mass come from, and even less where they are going/taking us with each new recording, but we are always ready to follow them in their sound experiments. For this new album their anonymous members have recorded atmospheric improvisations on acoustic instruments that were later processed and filtered, but not edited. No synthesizer/looping/sampling was used on these 3 tracks just instinctive playing and empirical sound processing. For the best... Topics: ambient, drone, improvisation, minimal
DR offers us an EP of minimal ambient music mixing synthesizer and field recordings. With its floating atmospheres based on simple but touching melodies, May is a perfect exemple of the emotional side of ambient music - a calming, and quite melancholic soundtrack for introspective, dreamy moments.Presentation by the artist: "DR is a Ambient project from Braunschweig, Germany. Uses Synthesizers, Field Recordings, Tape Loops, Pedals & some digital Effects to create Melancholy, Deep,... Topics: ambient, drone, DR, eg0cide
The mysterious mongolian act Crepusculo is back on eg0cide with a new album of minimalist dark ambient. Its thick basses, cold drones and clinical pulsations will hypnotize you repeatedly until you wonder whether you are discovering unknown life forms on a supposed desert planet, trapped into the microscopic world of viruses and bacteria, or simply the subject of some weird psychoacoustic experiments with sounds being injected directly into your nervous system. favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews ) Topics: dark ambient, drone, minimalist
Mescalibur is an experimental musician, active since the late 60s, who focuses on improvisation with electronic tools. La feuille dans la flaque was recorded live in his home studio in february 2013. It consists of 2 long atmospheric improvisations, growing like a slow swirling fire... Topics: ambient, experimental, improvisation, Mescalibur, eg0cide
Doedelzak is a french musician (pianist / composer / improviser) who recently came under eg0cide's radar, thanks fo "friends of friends" who led him to participate to the free improvisation collective XtetX since may 2015. Through his diverse musical tastes (early "krautrock", electronica, traditional musics from various regions of the world, contemporary & medieval composers) and activities, Doedelzak focuses on the use of a few elements (intervals, rythmic patterns,... Topics: ambient, drone, minimalism, Doedelzak, eg0cide
Mystified strikes back on eg0cide, using some samples of his recent experiments with trombone and other sound sources, including a remix of the track "Crumbling Walls; Inch by Inch, Row by Row" orginally created by Wilhelm Matthies. These 30minutes mix of experimental soundscaping will take you through different atmospheres, from a rythmical intro to deep dark ambient, abstract textures and otherworldly drones... Topics: ambient, drone, experimental
New album 2 X 2 is simply a collection of 2 live duos featuring Kecap Tuyul on prepared guitar were improvised and recorded in summer 2011 and 2012. Charles premier is an electroacoustic composer and improviser. He buildsÂ his own instruments, and used them in a live context for the first time during this sessions. Matthew Tyas is a multimedia artist (composer/songwriter, multi-instrumentist, improviser, film-maker). On this recording he played his main instrument : piano (prepared this... Topics: Charles premier, Kecap Tuyul, Matthew Tyas, experimental, free improvisation, home-made...